40 West 77th Street, PH - Upper West Side, New York
Pre-war Upper West Side Penthouse. THE BUILDING - 40 West 77th St, designed in the Neo- Renaissance style. One of the first prestigious Co-ops to be built under the new zoning laws in the mid-1920s. This allowed the Building to enjoy eighteen floors and ninety feet of frontage along "Magical Museum Block". Built as a cooperative in 1928, when the apartment house boom was in full swing, the building has one of the most impressive and elegant lobbies in New York. THE PENTHOUSE - Rarely does such a Magical Simplex Penthouse, with full Central Park and Museum views, with a terrace, come on the market, especially with such unmatched charm and brilliance. Penthouse West graces the Northeast corner of the building with commanding views of all 4 exposures. Central Park and the Museum, Western open views along the entire cityscape. More a lifestyle than just a home, this 10 room home, a vision of timeless sophisticated elegance in a 21st century world. One enters the PH floor via semi private elevator into a chic entrance gallery that leads into a 30 ft plus living room where the length of the room overlooks Central Park and Museum from a wall of large oversized French doors and windows running the entire length of the residence. The room faces North with views of the Reservoir and Central Park. At the opposite end of the living room is the private master bedroom en suite with a private terrace and dramatic views East and South, featuring breathtaking views of the Central Park and City skyline. The master bathroom offers unrivalled dramatic Southern exposures. A glorious windowed chef's gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and the adjacent eat in breakfast room allows for cozy dining and access to the wrap around terrace with glass windows around the entire kitchen. A bedroom/library with its own bathroom and a spectacular North Eastern view of the park, plus 5th bedroom and bath complete this top of floor magnificent penthouse Nearly all rooms have French doors leading onto the terrace with 47 ft. fronting on Central Park and the Reservoir. The manicured garden on the terrace in the sky offers a large Mimosa tree has multi-level planting areas of ever blooming roses, rhododendrons, and hydrangeas in glorious pastel hues so the flowers can be enjoyed equally during the day, at dusk or when it is dark. This is magical PH and there is nothing like it in Manhattan.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman
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